Sparrows Point Steel Mill Demolition

  • Location: Sparrows Point, MD
  • Specs: 3,100 Acre Facility
  • Partners: MCM Management Corp, Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI)

Morabito Consultants provided demolition engineering support for various industrial structures at the historic Sparrows Point Integrated Steel Mill between 2014 and 2016. The highlight of the project involved the temporary support of the three hundred foot tall, 11 million pound, “L” Blast Furnace which was the primary furnace used to convert raw iron ore brought by ship to pure elemental molten iron. MC analyzed the complex furnace structure for selective cutting to weaken the steel and designed temporary steel box columns from left-over scrap mill steel. Blast charges were added to the temporary columns and on January 15th, 2015, with traffic halted on I-695, CDI brought the structure down with these controlled demolition explosives.